Past Events

Interaction with Senator Jon Ossoff and U.S. Industry Leadership – 31 August 2022

On August 31st in Mumbai, AMCHAM hosted an interaction with Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and U.S. industry leadership during his 8day visit to India to boost bilateral relations between the two countries. Ms. Valerie Swope, Program Coordinator, AMCHAM welcomed the Senator and Consul General Mike Hankey who was recently posted in Mumbai. Mr. William L. Blair, National Executive Board Member and Chairman – Defense Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India, provided an overview of the U.S.-India partnership and set the tone for the discussions. Consul General Mike Hankey, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, shared about the importance of the bilateral relationship, strategically and commercially. Senator Ossoff shared about his hopes for this trip, his Indian American constituents and support of the bilateral relations.

U.S. industry representations Mr. Nikhil Sahni, Division President, South Asia & Country Corporate Officer, India, Mastercard, Mr. Deepak Shrivastava, Managing Director – Indian Subcontinent, UPS, Mr. Rakesh H. Tripathi, MD and Country Head, India, WestRock Company and Mr. Abdul (Hamid) Salim, Vice President – Maritime and Mission Systems (MMS) Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, shared their perspectives on a variety of topics such as supply chain resilience, cultural people to people ties, India’s energy future, digital economy, IPEF, data storage and the MSME sector, among others. Mr. Deepak Shrivastava provided a vote of thanks to the Senator’s delegation and Consulate for their efforts in strengthening the U.S.-India relationship.